• Children's Franchises

    • Average Cost: $15,000 to $200,000+
    • Includes: Tutoring, Art, Music, Science, Entertainment
    • Home & Retail Based Franchise
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A child-related learning background not necessary. Love to be around kids. Customer service and organizational skills.
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  • Home Services

    • Average Cost: $50,000 to $75,0000
    • Includes: Maid Services, Home Improvement, Security Franchises, Landscaping
    • Primarily Home Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A relationship builder outside of an office. Some sales experience and networking experience is beneficial. Can manage a team of service providers.
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  • Food Franchises

    • Average cost: $60,000 to $600,000+
    • Includes: Ice Cream, Food Trucks, Coffee, Burger Franchises, Pizza & Frozen Yogurt
    • Primarily Retail Based, Mobile
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Restaurant experience is a plus. Customer service oriented with good management skills. A people person willing to work long hours.
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  • Pet Franchises

    • Average Cost: $25,000 to $350,000+
    • Includes: Doggy Day Care, Dog Training, Mobile Grooming, Pet Supplies
    • Home & Retail Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Pet franchise owners need good people skills and must be customer service oriented. You may need to manage a team of trainers or staff. Make sure you love, love all pets.
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The ABF Blog View All

Franchise Business as a Time Machine

At a recent start up event in her community, Katie was the only person who raised her hand when a certain question was asked, and it was a surprise for her. Start-up events are becoming more and more popular in communities across the nation. These events, which range from meet-ups at a local watering hole […] Read More

Does the Franchise You’re Considering Protect Its Brand?

Back when the U.S. highway system was being built, restaurants along the roadside had a wonderful opportunity — and a serious problem. Some travelers love finding that surprising little place off the beaten path, but plenty like to make a quick stop where they know what they’ll get, and head on down the road with […] Read More

Franchise Business and Risk

Franchise businesses involve risk, just as all businesses do. While there is wide variation in the numbers produced by studies comparing franchise failure rates with those of independent businesses, one thing you can say for sure: lots of small businesses fail, including franchises. The top reasons for failure are not that different for the two […] Read More

Who Was the First Franchisor?

The father of modern franchising was probably Isaac Singer, who made practical sewing machines in the 1800s. He had a couple of problems with his machines. First, while people were excited about sewing machines, they couldn’t use them without training, so the machines weren’t exactly jumping off the shelves in stores. Second, he didn’t have […] Read More

How Do I ... Everything Franchising View All

How Great a Franchisee Will You Be?

March 12, 2015 - Former news anchor Nicole Lapin has a new financial advice book out. In it she tells her readers, “Assume you are going to suck at running your own business.” This is the »


How Do I Scope Out the Competition?

September 9, 2014 - Before you decide which franchise opportunity to invest in, you’ll want to get a clear sense of your competition. Once you determine the exclusive territory you »


How Do I Know Which Franchise Will Do Well in My Neighborhood?

August 25, 2014 - Choosing the right franchise certainly depends on your skills and interests, but you want to make money with your franchise, not just have fun. That makes it important »


Learning to Follow A Proven Business System

August 19, 2014 - They say that you have to learn from others’ mistakes because you don’t have time to make all the mistakes yourself. The best franchises are an embodiment of that »


Featured Franchise Opportunities View All

  • Dancers Pointe Franchise Information.

    Dancers Pointe

    The Dancers Pointe franchise boasts a 44 year proven business model and high profits. We have become experts in our field of running a dance studio. Our specialized knowledge benefits every franchise owner. No previous dance experience is necessary. If you love dance and you want to benefit from assisting in the growth of students and families, choose Dancers Pointe Franchise. Learn more today!
    Seva Beauty Franchise Business Information.

    Seva Beauty

    Seva Beauty is the pioneer of the fast casual spa with nationwide locations and ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 100 Fastest Growing, Top 25 New, & Top 500 Franchise categories. No previous salon experience is required. Learn more about this amazing beauty franchise today!

    5-Star Best Franchises
    Kona Ice Franchise Information.

    Kona Ice

    We have a question for you! What determines the success of a franchise? Is it luck? Coincidence? Why was Kona Ice ranked #1 Overall Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine or even more importantly, Highest in Franchisee Satisfaction by TWO separate agencies? We think we might know why. Learn more now!

    5-Star Best Franchises
  • Visiting Angels Franchise Information

    Visiting Angels

    Visiting Angels is AMERICA’S CHOICE IN HOMECARE®. Designated a "5-Star Best Franchises" ranking from America's Best Franchises while being ranked #1 of all Senior Care Franchises and Ranked #3 in the Top 50 “Best of the Best” - Franchise Business Review. Average 2014 Franchisee revenue of $1,000,000/year.

    5-Star Best Franchises
    Planet Beach Spa Franchise Information

    Wellness Franchise

    The wellness industry remains hot and is expected to continue that way. Planet Beach Contempo Spa is one of the premier players when it comes to the spa experience. You'll benefit from multiple revenue streams in a neighborhood wellness location.

    5-Star Best Franchises
    CELLAIRIS mobile device and electronics repair franchise information.

    CELLAIRIS

    CELLAIRIS is a one-of-a-kind mobile device and electronics repair franchise opportunity that makes it possible to lease spaces within existing Walmart® Supercenters. INSTANT TRAFFIC FROM DAY ONE in a 400-800 sq. ft. CELLAIRIS franchise store. Add to it the expertise and successful, award winning business model and you have an amazing franchise opportunity.

    5-Star Best Franchises
  • Filta Franchise Opportunity Information

    Filta

    FILTA GUARANTEES INITIAL CUSTOMERS! Filta can be run from home, with low overheads and no previous experience is necessary. Weekly repeat business! Multiple streams of income! Learn more about this amazing opportunity.

    5-Star Best Franchises
    NAPA Auto Parts Business Opportunity Information.

    NAPA AUTO PARTS

    For only a $75K - $150K investment, you could experience the freedom, sense of community, and financial security that come with owning a NAPA AUTO PARTS Store. Would you like to be part of a system supported by a Fortune 250 company that has experienced sales growth in 84 of its 87 year history including The Great Depression and every Recession since?

    5-Star Best Franchises
    HomeVestors of America Franchise Information

    We Buy Ugly Houses

    The slogan "We Buy Ugly Houses" is known to most everyone. HomeVestors began franchising in 1996 and to date HomeVestors independently owned and operated franchises have purchased more than 50,000 houses for their customers. No experience required.

    5-Star Best Franchises
  • Bricks 4 Kidz Franchise Information

    Top New Franchise

    Bricks 4 Kidz, ranked #2 Best New Franchise 2014, and #1, Children's Enrichment Franchise 2014, offers an extraordinary franchise specializing in after-school enrichment classes for kids. A proven business model that is home based with no national competition, low overhead and high margins. All in under $30k!

    5-Star Best Franchises
    Mathnasium Tutoring Franchise Business Information

    Mathnasium

    If you're looking for an award winning children's services franchise, Mathnasium is considered one of the best. As a franchise owner, you will influence the children in your community and make a difference.

    5-Star Best Franchises
    Healthier4U Vending Business Opportunity Information

    Healthier4U Vending

    Healthier4U vending offers an opportunity with varying levels of investment as low as $18k. You'll benefit from an experienced team and machines that offer compete remote technology. Credit card and debit card acceptance and access to every machines data online. Join the Tipping Point of the Vending Industry! Learn more now!

    5-Star Best Franchises
  • Top Ten Percent Mobile Marketing Franchise Information.

    Top Ten Percent Mobile Marketing

    Jerry Clum founded one of the fastest growing and most successful franchise systems in the world. While in retirement he wrote a book entitled, “Zero to $100 Million in Five Years”. Today, Jerry is CEO of Top Ten Percent Mobile Marketing Franchise. Top Ten Percent is the first and only business model that meets the criteria for "Zero to $100 Million in Five Years."

    5-Star Best Franchises
    Interim HealthCare Franchise Opportunity

    Health Care Business

    Interim HealthCare is a recognized brand with a proven track record for more than 40 years. Healthcare is a booming industry and Interim Healthcare is a premier participant. We offer extensive sales and marketing programs as well as comprehensive training and support to our franchise owners.

    5-Star Best Franchises
    Thin Energy Distributor Opportunity

    Thin Energy

    Be part of a Multi-Billion dollar a year energy drink industry with Thin Energy Distribution. Service Corporate and Franchised Stores. No Experience Necessary, No Selling Involved, Low Startup Cost, High Earning Potential, Part-Time or Full-Time!